Volunteering can be occasional, regularly scheduled, short-term or long-term. Attend a Volunteer's workshop to learn more and find out what fits your interests and schedule. Contact the Curator of Education (573) 651-2301.
Greet visitors, lead interactive tours of permanent and temporary exhibits, answer visitor's questions about the museum and exhibitions. Opportunities are available weekdays and weekends. To become a docent, one must attend our training classes. (See below.)
Assist in planning, organizing, promoting, and conducting educational programs, workshops, and events related to the museum's mission.
Oversee a hands-on or information station, post fliers, photograph an event, help with set-up and clean-up, serve refreshments at an exhibit opening, or assist with our outreach program at public events.
Distribute information, answer questions, or lead hands-on activities with the public to promote the museum.
Docent Training Schedule
If you are interested in leading tours as a volunteer docent, training can be arranged around your schedule.
Training involves background information for exhibits including:
- Beckwith Collection of Mississippian Pottery and Lithics
- Model of Towosahgy/Mississippian Hut
- Geology and Topography
- Evans Pottery
- Early Frontiers: Spanish, French, American
- River and Rail Transportation
- Civil War
- Expressions of Faith
- Change through Education
- Little River Drainage Project
- Acriculture/Sharecropper Strike of 1939
Art exhibit training is ongoing with exhibit changes. This includes information on the artists and thier works.